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Human trafficking is a challenge that defies easy solutions. This modern day form of slavery straddles geographic boundaries as well as policy sectors — and cannot be effectively addressed by governments alone. The Stimson Center hosted an on-the-record event examining what governments, civil society, and private sector actors can do to better combat human trafficking. The event considered the threat holistically: What steps can international organizations, like-minded national governments, private sector entities, and non-government organizations take to persuade uncooperative governments to take action on this pressing issue? What incentives and pressure points can they use? What initiatives have worked in the past, and what innovative approaches could be tried in the future?
WHAT: An on-the-record event examining what governments, civil society, and private sector actors can do to better combat human trafficking.
Aditi Gorur (moderator), Director, Protecting Civilians in Conflict program, Stimson Center
Ambassador Mark Lagon, former Ambassador-at-Large and Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State; Chief Policy Officer, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Centennial Fellow and Distinguished Senior Scholar, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Geoffrey Shaw, Assistant Secretary, People Smuggling and Human Trafficking Taskforce, Government of Australia
Holly Burkhalter, Senior Advisor for Justice System Transformation, International Justice Mission
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